Glenley as described in historical texts.
'… a gate on the right of the public road leads into Glen Ley, one of the most enchanting of its kind in Scotland…'
'…within the Glen the visitor cannot fail to thank his or her-or his and her-lucky stars that this walk has not been overlooked…'
'…the trees, shrubs, and copsewood cause a dim religious light to glint and glimmer; far below a tiny rivulet flows; and everywhere peep out in unexpected profusion from the ferns and tangle and open braes the shy flora of the district…'
'What name would you give this beautiful glen but the Glen of the Glimmering Light! The Gaelic word "leus" means a glimmering light. It has been suggested that the root may be "luibh," sounded "lay," meaning a plant, and thus the place might be known as "the Garden Glen," equally descriptive, as it has a great variety of wild flowers and plants.'